It has been a while since I participated in show and tell. But I have a great thing to show off this week! I am so exited about it, I am posted my show and tell a little early.
I have the best birthday cake this year, and I had to share.
This year, Hubby and I were fascinated by the idea of having a custom cake for my birthday. We both thought it would be really funny to have an IVF cake. My birthday just happens to fall in the middle of our first IVF cycle. And I just happened to find someone who was willing to do this for us.
So without further ado, I present our IVF cake....
The inside is chocolate, my favorite cake flavor. The cake baker did say that it was the most unusual cake request she had in a while. I almost do not want to cut into it because it looks so cute!
In other IVF-related news...
My stims seem to be going well. I had a cooter-cam appointment this morning with the Apprentice, and he said that things looked good. I seem to be responding very well to the folli.stim. My endometrium is at 15, and I have a whole lot of eggs cooking. I had 8 measurable follies on my left ovary. (My left ovary is tucked behind my uterus, have I mentioned the twinges I have in my back?) My right ovary is the star, though. I have 14 measurable follies on the right. I came home and told hubby the results of the ultrasound. Hubby responded, "No wonder you are so tired!" I will likely hear from the Wizard later today, after my estradiol levels come back.
My birthday celebration continues tonight at my favorite restaurant, with my favorite band. I think it is fate that they are playing the weekend of my birthday. Party on, dude!
Edit: Heard from the Wizard himself this afternoon. Things still look good. He was very reassuring, but my little follies have not grown as fast as he would have liked, which may push retrieval back to later in the week. That totally blows my whole planned time line apart. I hate that. Now I may have to take more time off of work after my vacation, unless my little follies can get it in gear and grow a whole bunch between now and Monday. He reduced my folli.stim dose a little. (Down to 250.) And I still have to take the lu.pron. Sigh. I hate not being able to do anything to make this work like I want it to. Someone tell me to take a chilly pill!